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Subject List

To access resources type your 14-character library barcode, without spaces, starting with "PLIV".

Academic

  • Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed articles covering physical sciences, engineering, technology, medicine, social sciences, business, the arts, theology, literature and more.
  • Student Resources In Context  Cross-curricular reference content aligned with Common Core standards. Usefully presented multimedia material. Great support for papers, projects, and presentations.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center  Educational tools with online practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, TOEFL and more. Detailed info about colleges and scholarships.

Articles

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile  News, magazines, and journal articles on many topics: art, business, current events, economics, education, the environment, health care, hobbies, law, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, etc. Includes full-text articles, many with images.
  • RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) Full-color, interactive digital magazines. Popular newstand titles are always available to keep as long as you like.

Automobiles

  • Chilton Library  Step-by-step auto repair instructions, photos, illustrations, wiring diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, recall information, and maintenance and specification tables. Covers domestic and import vehicles up to current model year. (Guided Tutorial)
  • Driving Permit Practice Tests Take FREE permit practice tests for cars or motorcycles and get answers about obtaining a California Driver's License.
  • Fuel Economy  The official U.S. government source for fuel economy information.

Biography

  • Biography In Context  Come face-to-face with 700,000+ biographies of notable people, past and present, via video, audio clips and images. Learn about their challenges, motivations, successes, and failures with reliable, up-to-date content.
  • Literature Resource Center  Biographical details, full-text literary criticisms, primary sources and reviews on 130,000+ novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and writers worldwide from all time periods.

Books / Literature

Business / Investment

  • AtoZdatabases  A to Z Databases helps you search jobs, businesses, mailing lists, or people, including background checks. How To Videos
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center  The Library subscription only allows one user at a time, so please make sure you click end session and close your browser window when you are finished to allow the next user access.
  • NEW! Small Business Resource Center  Discover the ins and outs of starting and operating a business, from management, to marketing, to finances. Contains sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs, award-winning eBooks, plus content from 300+ business journals and magazines.
  • City of Livermore Economic Development  Resources for starting your business, growing your business and more.
  • Start Your Own Business Online Courses   Free enrollment with your library card.
  • Business Books  Every month, you'll receive the latest ideas in sales, marketing, management, customer service, and ecommerce.

Career / Employment

  • AtoZdatabases  A to Z Databases helps you search jobs, businesses, mailing lists, or people, including background checks.
    How To Videos
  • Job Hunting (Online Courses)  Free Gale Courses enrollment with your library card.
  • Employment Resources  Helpful links on career exploration, job sources, and interview help.
  • Resume Writing Workshop  Free Gale Courses enrollment with your library card.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center  Career tools with online practice tests for licensing exams. Sample prep test areas: accountant/auditor, air traffic control, American foreign service officer, clerical, cosmetology, firefighter, law enforcement, medical/nursing, military, postal, real estate, social work, and teaching. Includes other career resources and résumé-building tools.

Computers

  • Basic Computer Training With Library Staff   Book a free 30-minute session to learn about computers, the Internet, email, word processing, library resources, etc.
  • Books 24x7  Digital books and videos in business, computer, technical and engineering topics. Certification and Compliance; Desktop & Office Applications; Graphic Design & Multimedia; IBM and Oracle Technologies; Internet & Web Development; Networks & Protocols; Programming Languages.
  • Computer Software  In the Testing & Education Reference Center resource, under the Career Tools tab is the Basic Computer Skills link to learn basics about operating system Microsoft Windows 7 and programs such as Microsoft Windows Office 2010 - including MS: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • digitallearn.org   A collection of self-directed tutorials to increase your digital literacy and computer skills.
  • eBooks on Microsoft Excel
  • eBooks on Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Online Courses  Free enrollment with your library card.
  • Microsoft Online Courses Free enrollment with your library card.

Consumer

eBooks / eAudiobooks

Education / Lifelong Learning

  • Gale Courses  (Formerly Learn4Life) offers a wide range of interactive courses for free with your library card.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center  Educational and career tools with online practice tests for the U.S. Citizenship, GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, TOEFL and more. Find detailed info about licensing exams, colleges and scholarships, complete with test prep ebooks.

Encyclopedias

Genealogy

General

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile  
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.
  • Student Resources In Context  Cross-curricular reference content aligned with Common Core state standards. Usefully presents multimedia material. Provides great support for papers, projects, and presentations.

Health / Medicine

History

Languages

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • General OneFile
  • RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) Full-color, interactive digital magazines. Popular newstand titles are always available to keep as long as you like.

Museum Passes

  • Discover & Go Free and discounted passes to local museums and cultural institutions. FAQs

Pro / Con

  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.

Science

  • Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed articles covering physical sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, technology, and medicine.
  • NEW! Interactive Science  With 200+ interactive sessions and self-quiz options in biology, chemistry, and earth/space science, this Gale visual tool offers students the ability to explore and manipulate 3D science models to perform virtual labwork on.
  • Science In Context
  • Journals of the American Physical Society *Available In Library Only*
  • Science and Technology  Find out what's new in the world of science and nature with this monthly newsletter.

Social Science

  • Academic OneFile  Full-text, peer-reviewed articles covering social sciences, including political science, economics, criminal justice, and psychology.
  • CQ Researcher Comprehensive reporting and analysis on current news issues. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Information on today’s significant social issues, from climate change  to immigration. It includes 14,000+ pro/con viewpoint essays and 5,000+ topic overviews.

Spanish / Español

Test Preparation

  • Testing & Education Reference Center  Educational and career tools with online practice tests for the U.S. Citizenship, GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, TOEFL and more. Find detailed info about licensing exams, colleges and scholarships, complete with test prep ebooks.
  • Driving Permit Practice Tests Take FREE permit practice tests for cars or motorcycles and get answers about obtaining a California Driver's License.